Manchester United dealt concern as Raphael Varane suffers injury blow while on international duty
According to Manchester Evening News, Manchester United have been handed a concern as Raphael Varane has suffered an injury blow while he was on international duty for France. He picked up the issue in a friendly match against Ivory Coast yesterday and was brought off during the game.
Varane started the game yesterday against Ivory Coast and almost played sixty minutes before getting substituted by Didier Deschamps. After the match, the French boss revealed that the central defender had picked up a “small problem with his foot”, which would have been slightly concerning for Man United.
After all, the Frenchman’s injury record has been unsatisfactory since moving to Old Trafford, so the Red Devils’ worries are warranted. However, the defender was seen to jog off when being replaced by William Saliba during the match, which may indicate that the setback is a small one after all.
Another injury for the 28-year-old would have been the last thing we needed at this moment. The centre-back was just getting back to his best self, and another setback would have led all that progress to waste. Fortunately, that was not the case, even though we are still unsure about the degree of injury on official terms.
However, it is believed that the Premier League star would be able to feature and even start the game against Leicester City following the break. The match will take place on 2 April Saturday at Old Trafford where the hosts will be keen to improve their chances of a top-four finish this season.
Let’s hope that Deschamps would not play the former Real Madrid man unless he is fully recovered from the foot problem he had picked up yesterday. After all, there is no reason to risk it, especially when the next game against South Africa is another friendly match.
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Varane is one of our few reliable options at the back, even if he has not consistently performed at the level he had shown at Santiago Bernabeu. Not all the blame lies on him, as our fragile defensive stricter does play a part in his “diminished” performances.
Still, the France international could be crucial for us in the remainder of this season as we look to achieve Champions League qualification for the next campaign. Let’s hope that he will stay injury-free from here on out, unlike it was in the first half of this season.